He, as a former journalist and journalism school grad, had one piece of advice: Steer clear of any traditional journalism post-secondary programs.
Why would anyone go into old-school print, radio and TV journalism? Earlier this month, the CBC announced more than 650 layoffs over the next two years, many of them in news rooms. Last week the Toronto Star laid off all 11 full-time page editors, outsourcing the work to a third-party company.
Legacy journalism has been gutted by the Internet. Online ads have decimated traditional revenue and online news sources render old-school journalists irrelevant.
But the technology-pounding legacy journalism is creating a new media and digital journalism. Learning new media skills and becoming more entrepreneurial, digital journalists are finding jobs. Seems the Toronto Star is hiring eight new digital journalists.